October 2, 2010
September 29, 2010
First of all, Dr. Cleve Ziegler would like to emphasize that he is not a crazy person. In fact, he’s an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Jewish General Hospital.
But he acknowledges that what he saw while driving home from surgery early Wednesday will definitely seem crazy: a strange flashing object in the sky, right above the Cavendish Mall in Côte St. Luc.
Was it a UFO?
Ziegler was driving along Cavendish Blvd. around 1 a.m. when he saw the bizarre object, near the intersection of Kildare Rd. He parked his car and got out to get a better look, he said.
He said it was like nothing he had ever seen before. It had blue and red twinkly lights, and looked nothing like a plane or someone shining a flashlight at the sky. The sighting left him feeling very disturbed, he said.
“The pattern of motion was erratic – it was moving up and down, sideways. It was not like a flying saucer, more like a couple of triangles,” he said.
There was another guy on the street looking up at the sky, he said. He went over and they looked at it together, agreeing that they were seeing something unusual. The guy said his girlfriend also saw it and was “freaked out.” Another woman in the parking lot also witnessed what they took to be a UFO.
Ziegler says he took out his cellphone and called 911 to report the sighting. He watched the object for about 10 minutes total, then went home. Police officers came to interview him at home a few hours later, he said.
Police said they received three calls reporting UFOs Wednesday – two in Côte St. Luc and another in the east end. Officers investigated the claims, but nothing proved there was anything strange going on, Constable Daniel Lacoursière said.
“We called the airport in Dorval and they said there was nothing on the radar in that area,” he said. “In the east end, they said there may have been a chopper flying over, but nothing appeared in the Cavendish area.”
Had something suspicious showed up on the radar, the case would have been transferred to the RCMP, Lacoursière said.
Still, Ziegler is shaken and certain of what he saw.
“This left me with the deep sense that I had seen something not from this planet.”
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In my opinion: Knowing Dr. Zeigler, this story just bumped up three notches on my believable scale. And having lived a stone’s throw from the epicentre for so many years, why didn’t I get a glance? Anyhow Dr. Zeigler, next time you’re drivimg home from a late night delivery and Marvin the Martian comes calling, be sure to snap a couple of shots off your cell phone and try to get an autograph!!
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